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I'm creating Virtual Directories in IIS7 so that external people can browse various documents.

It's all looking good, except the browsing is in a dull text format. How can I create more of a "Windows Explorer" look and feel when they browse to the folder.

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If you enable webdav on these folders then the users (with windows computers) can use windows explorer to access these folders just like a folder on their harddrive. You can map a network drive and use the url as path. Here is some more explanation Mapping windows drive

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I would suggest taking a look at IT Hit's Ajax File Browser:

It is a WebDAV client written in pure JavaScript that runs in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. It looks very similar to Windows Explorer and has lots of programming features:

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